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Ken Hall | Gallery Report

Gallery Report: December 2013

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Wednesday, 04 December 2013 14:16

Norman Rockwell painting, $605,000, Heritage Auctions



A portrait painting by Norman Rockwell, titled The Song of Bernadette, sold for $605,000 at an illustrated art auction held Oct. 26 by Heritage Auctions in Dallas. Also, Stevan Donahos's cover painting for The Saturday Evening Post for Nov. 14, 1953, titled The Future Fireman, brought $106,250; A Child's Prayer, a book cover painted in 1925 by Jessie Wilcox Smith, realized $112,500; and N.C. Wyeth's I Thank Him for the Knowledge, etc., went for $103,125. Prices include a 20 percent buyer's premium.

Last Updated on Friday, 02 January 2015 17:19
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Gallery Report: November 2013

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Monday, 04 November 2013 13:42

Stuffed boxing squirrels, $17,700-$22,420, Rachel Davis



Four pairs of stuffed squirrels, posed in a boxing ring, were sold as single lots for prices ranging from $17,700-$22,420 at an auction held Sept. 21 by Rachel Davis Fine Arts in Cleveland, Ohio. The red squirrels, wearing britches and boxing gloves, were mounted in wooden boxes around 1850 by William Hart & Sons, English taxidermists. Also, a 1601 map of Greece by Nicholas Sophianos, 30 1/4 inches by 44 inches, made $120,000; and a work by Dean Cornwell (American, 1892-1960, The Father of Illustration) hit $26,000. Prices include an 18 percent buyer's premium.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 04 December 2013 16:10
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Gallery Report: October 2013

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Tuesday, 01 October 2013 13:40

Victorian half tester bed, $24,780, Ahlers & Ogletree



A magnificent Victorian rosewood half tester bed attributed to Prudent Mallard sold for $24,780 at a Summer Estates Auction held Aug. 4 by Ahlers & Ogletree in Atlanta, Ga. Also, a Tiffany Studios ten-light lily lamp lit up the room for $21,240; an oil painting by Haddon “Sunny” Sundblom, titled 1914 Kentucky Derby and executed in 1963, went for $17,700; a 19th century bust of an Oriental beauty by French sculptor Henri Ple made $11,800; and an R.J. Horner banquet table with nine leaves hit $4,720. Prices include an 18 percent buyer's premium.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 04 December 2013 15:40
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Gallery Report: September 2013

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Written by KEN HALL   
Thursday, 29 August 2013 15:04

8-gallon Red Wing pantry jar, $4,200, RWCS Convention



An 8-gallon Red Wing blue-banded pantry jar sold for $4,200 at the Red Wing Collectors Society convention auction held July 11 by the Red Wing Collectors Society Inc., in Red Wing, Minn. Also, a 2-gallon Red Wing "elephant ear" ice-water cooler fetched $2,100; a 2-gallon Geno Mfg. Co. advertising water cooler in mint condition brought $2,100; a Red Wing Gray Line cake stand, with a crack, went for $1,300; and a 20-gallon butterfly crock back-stamped “Red Wing Stoneware Co.” made $1,050. Prices are hammer. There was no buyer's premium.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 04 December 2013 15:40
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Gallery Report: August 2013

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Tuesday, 30 July 2013 16:24

19th century Russian icon, $21,960, Crescent City Auction Gallery



A diminutive 19th century Russian icon of St. Nicholas sold for $21,960 at an estates auction held July 13-14 by Crescent City Auction Gallery in New Orleans, La. Also, a Chinese Qianlong jade censer, circa 1736-1795, changed hands for $9,760; an untitled sculpture by Lynda Benglis (American, b. 1941) fetched $8,540; a pair of early 19th century patinated and gilt bronze four-light candelabra went for $7,703; and a pair of 19th century Louis XV-style carved gilt wood upholstered wing chairs climbed to $2,607. Prices include an 18.5 percent buyer's premium.

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